Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Dec 5, 2013

In Their Words...

Women in a Leadership Workshop
Women in a Leadership Workshop

AIL’s mission is to empower women through education enabling women and girls to take control of their lives. Farzana is one of girls empowered by AIL.  Here is her story: 

My name is Farzana. I am 17 years old. I come from a poor family in Herat City. I had never had the chance to study in my childhood; the same with other girls my age. Before attending this literacy class, I was a student in sewing class. I heard about a literacy class and immediately enrolled my name in that class. I learned how to read and I learned social skills such as finding friends, contacting with members of family and community. I am going to talk with my father and persuade him let me go to school and make a bright future. I hate ignorance. I want to enjoy myself. I want to thank  AIL staff, especially experienced teachers, who helped me change my life."  

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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States